Kirk Fenton News

1st October 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers,

First of all an update on our covid situation. This week has seen us reintroduce online assemblies as well as the adults in school returning to wear masks in communal areas and we have been advised to continue this into next week again. We are still seeing a few new cases but thankfully the rate has slowed considerably for now. Please continue to be vigilant for any signs of illness in your child and if in doubt, please have them tested using a PCR test rather than a lateral flow test. Thank you for your support with this.

In other news, we were lucky to have a sports coach in school this week working with two year groups. Jaguars enjoyed a noisy session of tag rugby in the hall and Tigers worked hard on their tri-golf skills. It was great to see the children working so well together.

We are very lucky this year to be welcoming two student teachers to school starting just before half term. Mrs Sheppard is completing a PGCE and will be working alongside Mrs Harrison in Earthworms and Miss Wilson is a final year student who will be finishing her teaching practices in Tigers alongside Mrs Fitzpatrick and Mrs Bembridge. I am sure you will all make them both very welcome.

Finally, we have been very excited to have had a piece of the moon and several meteorites in school this week for the children to touch and learn about. The visit was arranged with NASA by Mrs Fitzpatrick and Mrs Cameron and has been two years in the planning. We will be putting some pictures onto twitter, but what an opportunity! It would be lovely if you could spend some time this weekend looking at the moon with your child and hearing about what they have learnt.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:

Bears - Ivy K and Seb E

Bees - Tayvie S-C and Harry H

Hummingbirds - Esme K and Heidi M

Tigers - Rhys L and Coby W

Sharks - Niamh N and Skyla S

Earthworms - Mabel C-W and Alexa K

Jaguars - Aaron E and Oscar C

Wolves - Sam B and Holly B

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:

Bears - Max F

Bees - Thea T

Hummingbirds - Evelyn A

Tigers - Bertie C-W

Sharks - Eric P

Earthworms - Ella K

Jaguars - Ivor H

Wolves - Nate B

Times Tables Rock Stars

We've had another amazing week on TTRockstars! We've had many teachers mentioned that the children how have been on TTRockstars this week have shown huge improvement in with their multiplication skills. It was hard to pick our weekly winners this week, but our winners have shown great dedication and perseverance on TTRockstars. Our winners are: Isla from Sharks, Alisa from Earthworms, Lillie from Jaguars, and Florence from Wolves. Well done to all those children. Keep working hard!


This week Bears class have received their log ins for Numbots, so we look forward to handing out a certificate next week. Our winners this week are: Toby from Bees, Bea from Hummingbirds, and James from Tigers. Amazing work!

School Photos

A reminder to put your order in to Adventure Photography by Monday 4th October to get free delivery to school.

Gardening club request

If anyone has any small offcuts of carpet for the gardening club please would you drop them off in the office. Thank you
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We are collecting these Grow Tokens from Morrisons for free gardening equipment for school so we would appreciate if you would bring them in, or choose our school to donate to if collecting via the app. Thank you

Change to Menu, Thursday 7th October

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Adventure Photography Order Deadline (for free delivery to school)

4th October

Y6 Application to Secondary School

Deadline is 31st October 2021

Parents Meetings - Online (Google Meet) or Phonecall

W/C 8th November. A link to book an appointment will be sent out at 4pm on Thursday 21st October

Bears: with Mrs Young or Mrs Skelton online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Wed 10th 3:30-5pm; Thurs 11th 3:30-5pm

Bees: with Mrs Westfeld by phone - Tues 9th 3.20 -5pm; Wed 10th 9.20-11.20 & 3.20 -5pm

Hummingbirds: with Mrs Slater online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 3.30-5pm; Thurs 11th 1.30- 5pm

Tigers: with Mrs Fitzpatrick or Mrs Bembridge by phone - Mon 8th 2:30-4.40pm; online - Tues 9th 3:20-4:40pm; Thurs 11th 1.30-2.30pm; Fri 12th 9:30-12

Sharks: with Mrs Wolterman or Mrs Bembridge online - Wed 10th 1.30-5pm; by phone - Thurs 11th 2.30-5pm

Earthworms: with Mrs Harrison online - Wed 10th 2pm - 6pm; Thurs 11th 3:45 - 4:30pm

Jaguars: with Mr Symes online - Mon 8th 3.30-5pm; Tues 9th 1-5pm

Wolves: with Mrs Cameron online - Tues 9th 1.30-3pm & 3.30-5.30pm; Wed 10th 3.30-5pm

YR-Y6 Nasal Flu Vaccinations in School - consent required

November - date to be confirmed.

NYCC - Secondary School Places

FAO Parents of Year 6 Pupils

You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2021 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2021

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2022.

Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.

The information on the website regarding the application process will be updated by 12 September 2021 at Including:

• the criteria used by the local authority to allocate school places at maintained schools

• links to the admission arrangements for schools which are their own admissions authority, such as certain academy schools and voluntary aided schools

• specific school information including the number of places allocated and statistics for the 2021-22 academic year

• eligibility for home-to-school transport

• the online parent portal where you will be able to create an account and apply online for a school place.

It is important that you read all of the information on the school admissions and transport pages before completing the online Common Application Form (CAF).


A reminder to please park safely and considerately when dropping off / picking up from school and ensure driveways are not blocked. Thank you

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MSA)

MSA 10 hours per week 11.30 – 1.30 per day Term Time Only, start asap.

MSA - Grade B point 2

An opportunity has arisen for a caring, hardworking and enthusiastic individual to join our ambitious and supportive staff team. We are proud to be a member of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust.

Application pack, including full job description is available either by emailing the school office on or from the school website. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the school office if further information is required.

Closing date for applications is noon on 7th October Interview date to be confirmed.

Staff Thank You's

If anyone would like to say thank you to or has any positive comments for a member of staff then please complete and submit the form below.

Thank you to all those who have been in contact and expressed interest
in helping Friends. As yet, no EGM has been called and the deadline of
11th October 2021 remains in place for this to be done. Please do get
in touch if you would like to form a committee and for information, here
is a summary of the roles that are held on the committee.

Chair Person

• Lead the Committee

• Directs / Leads meetings

• Liaison with School

• Ensure Committee fulfils its role in respect of governance of the association and as set in the out in the constitution

• Ensures decisions are made in the agreement of the committee and are clear and fit the objectives of the association

• Write annual report for AGM

Vice Chair Person

• Support the Chair person

• Deputise for the Chair person in their absence at meetings

• Deputise for the Chair person in any other duties as required

• Assist with liaison with school


• Support the Chair personal

• Prepare for meetings

• Taking minutes at meetings and circulation of minutes

• Assist with annual report writing

• Handle written and email correspondence


• Ensure accurate financial records are kept

• Ensure that best practice procedures are followed for cash handling, banking and making payments

• Manage the bank accounts and make payments as required, receives monies.

• Prepare annual and financial reports for the AGM

• Completion of Charity commission annual return

Committee media representative

• Manage the Friends media and other school media platforms

Committee Members

• Members elected by members of the association and school community.

• These members provide support to the organisation.

• These members will have voting rights in meetings to make decisions on behalf of the association.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Friends of Kirk Fenton



Registered charity no: 1154660


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NYES Catering are excited to announce their annual Pumpkin Carving Competition! We want to inspire primary and secondary pupils to get creative in their kitchens with this Autumnal inspired event.


We want pupils to (safely!) carve or decorate a pumpkin at home – they can be scary or cute – you are the decider in this challenge!

We’ve even enlisted the help of The Whole Hogg Farm Shop & Tearoom – a local, family business that celebrates local and seasonal produce; including home grown pumpkins to pick– to help choose the winning masterpiece along with 2 of our in-house judges. The Whole Hogg team/family are really looking forward to seeing all of your brilliant designs, and the fun you have with your pumpkins!

There is an exciting first place prize to be won – an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with 7” Display and 16GB data! Plus a runners up prize of a fun Colouring Book.

We will also share a couple of tasty recipes to use up your unused pumpkin to reduce your food waste from carving your magnificent pumpkins!

How to enter

Simply email a photo of your carved pumpkin to:

Please include the pupil’s name, age, and details of the school they attend (plus a name for your pumpkin if you like!).

STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:
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